April 14, 2012
This text is an experimentalist's approach to the understanding of nuclear phenomena. In the early chapters, attention is given to several fundamental concepts. The physical aspects receive emphasis in the main text, while the corresponding mathematical details are treated more fully in appendices. Problems are offered for solution at the end of many sections, and reference tables of many of the reasonably well-established nuclear properties accompany the text. For more comprehensive tables, reference is made to the voluminous and valuable standard compilations.